Gosho Quote for August 2018
Questions and Answers on Embracing the Lotus Sutra
(Jimyō hokke mondō-shō)
Apart from the land of eternally tranquil light where the Buddha resides, every realm is a place of suffering. If we leave the realm of [the Buddha’s] original enlightenment, what joy can we find? I believe that embracing Myoho-Renge-Kyo, which ensures “peace and security in this lifetime and good circumstances in the next,” is the only honor to pursue in this lifetime and is the guide to maintain enlightenment in the future. Single-mindedly chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and encourage others to do the same. This will remain as your only memory from this present, human life.
(Gosho, p. 300)